L 3-0 vs Swindon Town (H) - League Two - Sat 7th May, 3pm

Our 46th and final game of the 2021/22 League Two season sees us host Swindon Town in what will be the last ever game at The Banks’s Stadium before it’s renaming for 2022/23 and beyond.

The visitors are turning up in their numbers for this game, with circa. 3,500 Robins expected to make the trip, with all of them hoping they can cement their place in the League Two Playoffs with a positive result here.

Swindon Town are 7th In League Two, finding themselves in the last play-off spot with a 1-point gap to Sutton United in 8th , and a 2-point gap to Tranmere Rovers in 9th place, both teams that could leapfrog Swindon depending on results in all three games.

Managed by ex-Bristol Rovers manager Ben Garner, the club have defied expectations that many held for them this season as before the season had even started they were in disarray. Managerial appointments that didn’t last, a club seemingly headed for the National League with next to no contracted players, and a distinct lack of a proper pre-season in comparison to other clubs, but they’ve turned it all around and are now fully focussed on trying to get back into League One, all thanks to the help of the guy who took over control of the club this season, Clemente Morfuni.

Swindon arrive here having won their last 3 games in a row, with their previous 7 fixtures having been:

Moving onto The Saddlers and it’s been a very disappointing season to say the least. We haven’t troubled the play-off positions at all, at any point throughout the season, in fact spending more time looking over our shoulders at the drop zone than anything else. A season of promise turned into a season of despair fairly quickly, with a few golden nuggets (but not many) along the way.

Michael Flynn will be glad to get to the end of this season (as will a lot of the supporters) and be able to really start to put his own stamp on things with his own signings and his own philosophy being imprinted on the club. It’s sure to be yet another busy off-season at the club, but for a change I actually trust the manager to get it right!

Heading into this game we sit 15th in League Two, with the lowest we can finishing being 19th, whilst we could hit the heady heights of 14th if results go the right way.

We have absolutely nothing to play for really, but it would be nice to compete and perhaps spoil the party for the visitors. A bit sad that it’s all we have to hang on, but at least it gives the game a bit of an edge I suppose.

Team news for this one as far as we’re aware is that Liam Kinsella is in contention for a starting spot after his comeback from injury against Colchester whilst Rory Holden, Conor Wilkinson and Joss Labadie all miss out in the ACL club. We may see youngster Jack Shaw make his home debut from the bench after coming on in the dying seconds for his club debut against Col U.

Being the last game of the season, it could be the last time we see a number of players, including loanees Carl Rushworth and Tyrese Shade who I will be sad to see. Maybe we can get one more season out of both.

Last but not least a big congratulations to Player of the Season, Liam Kinsella and Young Player of the Season, Carl Rushworth, both of who will be presented with their awards prior to kick off on the pitch.

A big attendance is expected for this, how many UTS’ers will be there? What are your expectations for the game?

The season comes to a close after this, so thanks for reading throughout the season, thanks for getting involved in the match discussions, and thanks for sticking with it all season. We got there.

One final question for you to answer - What are you most grateful for / what is your takeaway memory from the 2021/22 season (other than getting to the end of it)?

See you soon for 2022/23
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Walsall vs Swindon Town - Match Result
  • Walsall Win
  • Draw
  • Swindon Town Win

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Would absolutely love to stick one over Harry McKirdy :smiley:

That doesn’t read the best :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Maybe it’s just my mind :joy:

What’s absolutely incredible is that, at least ahead of Vale and Mansfield’s Monday fixtures, 7th placed Swindon can still conceivably nick the last automatic promotion place.

Shove “Aguerooo” squarely up your jacksie, there’s a last day that promises some drama.


crikey , 3500 Swindon visitors at just £20 a throw = £70k

Plus all the beer and food that will be sold providing the club are prepared.



Yeah. :see_no_evil:

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I anticipate a cracking final game of the season Desmond for me.

Tbh im not too fussed how this result goes. As long as its a decent game and a good atmosphere then that’ll do for me.
Im hoping to see some kids get a run out e.g. Shaw or Maher
I think personally if MF knows who he is getting rid of or which loanees he cant keep im not 100% id play them.

No doubt it’ll be a good atmosphere …

Well I sincerely hope we dick the bastards and spoil their party . :joy:

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They have beaten us twice already so I think we will win this. 2-0 will do .

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Should be a great atmosphere on Saturday. Get yourselves down there!!! :+1:

By my maths (which can sometimes be shocking), if the crowd is around 7,700 then our average for the season will be over 5,000.

Which is phenomenal given that it has been another year of huge under achievement and disappointment.

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The gates have been very good considering our poor form . Should give the board confidence to invest in better quality forwards. Let’s hope they do just that as I want to see some exciting football for a change.

Considering it has been another pitiful season, our support home and away has been excellent. :clap:


Isn’t that what LP said was required when he took over

Think he said 5k home supporters. Not sure though.


This was the article.

It’s a bit ambiguous to be fair but I think the message is about much of a financial difference getting 5,000 fans into the stadium is as opposed to the three thousand he quotes here. The fact we might get there thanks to a couple of games at the end of the season where numbers are made up by away support should be a financial upside as away fans pay full whack and consume more food and drink per head than home fans. 400 extra season tickets would mean around £15 per head per game including sustenance whereas an average of 400 away fans will be double that.

Whatever he meant and didn’t mean, the important thing is that we have turned up in more or less the numbers he asked for. We now need to see that “huge difference” hitting such numbers is supposed to yield.